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European Navigation Conference to focus on innovation

April 25, 2016  - By
Helsinki Cathedral.

Helsinki Cathedral.

The 24th edition of the European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) will be held May 30 to June 2 at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland.

ENC 2016 is co-sponsored by EUGIN, Nordic Institute of Navigation, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

The conference focus will be on innovations in positioning, navigation and timing technologies and applications for land, sea and air.

Topic areas include GNSS positioning, indoor and urban navigation and position-based applications. Special topics include navigation challenges in the Arctic and positioning solutions using geospatial big data and in intelligent transportation. Furthermore, it promises to be a unique networking event for all participants from academia, the public sector, and industry.

Welcome keynotes will be presented by Anne Berner, Finland’s minister of Transport and Communications, Matthias Petschke, director for European Satellite Navigation Programmes, European Commission, and Tiina Tuurnala, deputy director general, Finnish Transport Agency.

Technical keynotes will be given by Jari Syrjärinne, HERE Ltd., and Gérard Lachapelle, University of Calgary. The closing keynote by Prof. John Raquet, Air Force Institute of Technology. The conference will feature also technical presentations, panels, posters and an industry exhibition.

The social program of ENC 2016 will showcase unique sights that Helsinki has to offer, including the ice-breaker evening onboard the actual ice-breaker vessel Urho and performances by a traditional Finnish Kantele musician.

The preliminary program is now available, and registration is open. Registration options include fees for the whole conference as well as for individual days.